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Dianne Brown

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 8:22 am

Thursday, January 28, 2010
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Family will receive friends
Marion Avenue Baptist Church
Washington, Iowa,
Friday, January 29, 2010
1:00 PM Marion Avenue Baptist Church, Washington

Dianne Brown, age 58, of Washington died Saturday January 23, 2010 at her residence following a battle with cancer.

Services will be held 1:00 pm Friday January 29, 2010 at Marion Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Roberson officiating. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm Thursday at Marion Avenue Baptist Church where the family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday evening. Memorials can be directed to Mrs. Brown’s special projects at Marion Avenue Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent for Dianne’s family through the web at The Jones – Eden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Dianne was born on August 11, 1951 in Winston Salem, North Carolina the daughter of Dallas and Frances (Pope) Norman. She attended Sedge Garden Elementary School and graduated from East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. Dianne was united in marriage to Pastor Larry Brown on March 3, 1972 at the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, North Carolina. She has been a resident of Washington, Iowa since 1973. Dianne was a homemaker. She was proud to be a pastor’s wife for 36 years and to have home schooled all seven of her children.

Dianne was a member of Marion Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, organized the ladies meetings, sang in the choir, was a volunteer secretary, and helped with the church décor and decorations. She enjoyed gardening and tending her ten acre yard. She enjoyed visiting Kalona where she would go to the bakery and country store with her family.

Dianne is survived by her husband, Pastor Larry Brown of Washington; daughter, Joanna Kobernat and husband Jeremy of Santa Clara, California; daughter, Sarah Leone and husband Mark of Kernersville, North Carolina; son, Daniel Brown and wife Monica and their daughter Tatum of Hot Springs, Arkansas; son, Joseph Brown and wife Charity of Washington; daughter, Rachel Wyatt and husband Jerry of Tanzania, East Africa; daughter, Rebecca Trieber and husband Tim of Santa Clara, California; daughter, Leah Brown of Washington; father, Dallas Norman of Kernersville, North Carolina; and one brother, Keith Norman and wife Pam of Kernersville, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Pope Norman, infant son, David Larry Brown; two infant grandchildren; and one brother, Ray Norman.